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Old 02-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
On the road to being a farker
Join Date: 12-17-12
Location: Richmond, VA (Pittsburgh PA native)
Default Growing your own firewood?

I keep cutting, cutting ... but I don't re-plant.

I still have many years' worth of oak and maple to cook with, but I still have to buy my apple & cherry.

It would be nice to plant some fruit trees, and other fast-growing hardwoods, so I can have a self-sustaining stash of wood. Cutting what I grow.

I Googled for fast growing hardwoods, and the Empress tree came up a few times. Can grow 8 ft/year, so I'm thinking I'll have usable empress wood in no more than five years.

Has anyone cooked with empress?
Brinkmann Southfork.
Grill Dome.
Kettle Pizza kit within a Weber Silver.
Homemade mortarless bread oven.

KCBS member ... primarily so I can get into Restaurant Depot.

Purple and pink Thermapens. The slow ones, as I'm not competitive.
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